Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

ECC Event Highlights

🗓 May 29, 2018   ⏰ 6 pm – 7:30 pm   📍Ethnic Cultural Center

#BlackatUW and BEartandurbanism (Black Excellence in art and urbanism) will hold space for the African Diaspora community to discuss the Black creative community in Seattle, creating Black cultural hubs, and how we thrive and survive at the UW campus and in the Pacific Northwest.

Black Excellence & Thriving Community

🗓 May 24, 2018   ⏰ 5 pm   📍Ethnic Cultural Center

The ECC Gala is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to student organizations and student leaders for their achievements and successes throughout the academic school year. The evening includes a banquet, awards ceremony, and much more entertainment!

Doors open at 5:00pm. This is a ticketed event, so make sure you secure your tickets ahead of time at our Eventbrite.

2018 ECC Gala 

🗓 May 9, 2018   ⏰ 6 pm – 9 pm   📍Ethnic Cultural Theater

Celebrate the creative work of QTPOC artists from the UW community with a night of music, poetry, dance, and visual art. Hosted by Randy Ford(!

Want to be part of the showcase? Sign up by February 4th!

Lavish: A QTPoC Art Showcase

🗓 February 14, 2018   ⏰ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm   📍ECC Unity Suite

Come celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog with us at the ECC!

There will be a lion dance performance, a performance from the Ancient Chinese Association, dumplings, mandarin oranges, candies, Lunar New Year activities, a photo booth, and more!

Lunar New Year 2018

🗓 February 15, 2018   ⏰ 7 pm   📍ECC Unity Suite

Join us at the ECC for a Self-Defense Workshop on February 15th!

You will learn practical safety and awareness tips:
• Escapes from grabs and holds
• Effective, easy-to-learn techniques
• How to build confidence to defend yourself

Self-Defense Workshop

Kelly ECC Annual Awards Gala is to celebrate our RSO’s accomplishments, distinguished staff & alumni, and all our tireless work and commitment to justice, equity, and liberation on behalf of all our communities!

Kelly ECC Annual Rewards Gala

The Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) focuses on the development of skills involving diversity and leadership for college students. DLC is dedicated to self-exploration, discovery, and empowerment for the millennial generation. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with inspiring leaders, community advocates, and your fellow classmates in an empowering day of community & capacity building!

Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC)

Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Join with the Kelly ECC each year to celebrate Lunar New Year, learn more about the history of Lunar New Year, and watch the ferocious lion dance from Seattle’s International Lion Dance Team!

Lunar New Year Celebration

Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience. It is a holiday that originates in Mexico, honoring the dead with festivals and celebration with food and drink. Come and join us for a day of celebration, music, presentations, and fun activities including learning the history of Día de los Muertos, face painting, creating sugar skulls & flor de muertos, drinking some Mexican hot chocolate and MORE!

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration